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by Mehridian
03 Feb 2020, 17:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

Teensy did it. Worked almost immediately. Not going to skimp in the future. Thank you all for your assistance.
by Mehridian
02 Feb 2020, 08:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

One of which bangs out.
Can't seem to reset the pro micro. Given the method of tapping RST and GND twice. Waiting on my teensy 2.0 to get here tomorrow.
by Mehridian
31 Jan 2020, 05:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

Judging from pictures, this is originally terminal version with RJ45 connector? I have converted couple of those using just very cheap RJ45 to DB9 connectors. Plenty of cheap options around, for example: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32841504259.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dyzpOl5 I connect...
by Mehridian
31 Jan 2020, 03:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

Welp not working... Assembling "D:\PROJECTS!!\KeyboardSoarers\Soarer_Converter_v1.10\tools\m122.sc"... scas v1.10 No errors. Wrote: D:\PROJECTS!!\KeyboardSoarers\Soarer_Converter_v1.10\tools\m122.sc.scb Writing "D:\PROJECTS!!\KeyboardSoarers\Soarer_Converter_v1.10\tools\m122.sc".scb... scwr v1.10 sc...
by Mehridian
31 Jan 2020, 02:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

Thank you kindly! That is excellent. So I came back to inform that I am pulling good data from the board at this point. Waiting for device:..... Listening: wEE rEE wF2 rFA rBF rBF remaining: FFFC wF8 rFA Keyboard ID: BFBF Code Set: 3 Mode: AT/PS2 wED rFA w00 rFA r1C +04 rF0 r1C -04 r1B +16 rF0 r1B -...
by Mehridian
29 Jan 2020, 17:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

Connect a different keyboard. Take any old PS2 keyboard and wire up the ProMicro to check if the ProMicro is at fault. If the other keyboard works, the controller on your Model M is dead. One of my model Fs (not M) had a similar problem, turned out the orignal controller was dead. I didn't have tim...
by Mehridian
29 Jan 2020, 15:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

You need only the 4 pins to work. The reset PIN is not required. The PE pin can be ignored. Double check all your connections and make sure that there is no short between any of the cables. If the problem persists, just for the sake of trying, remove the lock LEDs and try again. If the problem stil...
by Mehridian
29 Jan 2020, 14:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

Step 1. Checked all wires for Connectivity *no change* Step 2. Removed LEDs From circuit Code Following from HIDListen Waiting for device: Listening: Device disconnected. Waiting for new device:.. Listening: wEE remaining: FFFC Keyboard ID: 0000 Code Set: 1 Mode: PC/XT R05 Looks like the wrong Code ...
by Mehridian
29 Jan 2020, 05:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

So .. based on your reply.. happen to know what is causing the same code to be repeated? Or what the PE pin is? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Am I asking in the wrong place?
Thanks in advance!
by Mehridian
29 Jan 2020, 04:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL F122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

mcmaxmcmc wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 03:56
I hate to break the bad news to you, but...

That's an M122, not an F122.

The membrane connectors gave it all away.
Topic title corrected thanks!
by Mehridian
29 Jan 2020, 04:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL F122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

* internally rolling eyes and facepalming, barking at himself*

"It says Model M on the darn sticker numbskull!!"
by Mehridian
29 Jan 2020, 04:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL F122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

In truth... I'm good.. I really like the springs. The additional keys are what I'm after. The feel of the board is still better than those made nowadays. Here are the other pics that didn't upload.
by Mehridian
29 Jan 2020, 03:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: MODEL F122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

Here is the controller board. It has 5 pins but only 4 connectors ( my assumption is GND VCC DATA and CLK ) following the same pinouts of IBM Terminal. The Reset pin is not connected on the 32U4 pro micro to the keyboard ... is the unconnected pin where RST goes?
by Mehridian
29 Jan 2020, 03:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

Salutations. I put the "Decision Data Clone", aside once I got ahold of this IBM Model M. It was filthy but it is almost completely restored and set to USB output.. When I plug it in 2 lock lights come on briefly then turn off. I must've made a soldering fault on the third. The system recognizes the...
by Mehridian
22 Jan 2020, 00:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Decision Data Computing Corp. Model C1410A#ABA
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Decision Data Computing Corp. Model C1410A#ABA

I may have flashed the incorrect file. Let me check when I get home thanks.
by Mehridian
21 Jan 2020, 15:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Decision Data Computing Corp. Model C1410A#ABA
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Decision Data Computing Corp. Model C1410A#ABA

Since a DIN5-to-PS/2 adapter is only a electrical pass through and doesn't contain any logic it would only change the pins you need to use from the respective connector. Maybe your keyboard doesn't speak a protocol Soarers Converter understands? Connector: Yeah thought as much. My thinking was the ...
by Mehridian
21 Jan 2020, 03:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Decision Data Computing Corp. Model C1410A#ABA
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Decision Data Computing Corp. Model C1410A#ABA

Wait a second... do I need to take the pinouts to a DIN5 then PS/2 adapter then to the 32U4?
by Mehridian
21 Jan 2020, 03:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Decision Data Computing Corp. Model C1410A#ABA
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Decision Data Computing Corp. Model C1410A#ABA

So this appears to be a Battleship Clone. I am trying to apply Soarers Converter to a Pro Micro Atmel MEGA32U4 / 16 Mhtz / 5v. I have programmed the 32U4 with the following syntax using avrdude 5.1 and a Usbtiny avr programmer and a dedicated 5v/1a power supply for the M32U4: avrdude -p m32u4 -c usb...
by Mehridian
20 Jan 2020, 04:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402519

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Mehridian wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 23:41
For general reference
So if the keyboard requires 5v 50mA, wouldn't that mean it needs it's own regulated supply ? Cause the promicro is gonna take some of that
by Mehridian
19 Jan 2020, 23:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402519

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

For general reference
by Mehridian
19 Jan 2020, 23:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402519

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

trying to get this converted using Soarer's and a 16mhtz Pro Micro. I got the Pro Micro programmed: In Looking at the PCB ... Fairly certain I found GND. ORIENTATION {Facing Male end of plug going into keyboard} ═════ ┌---------------┐ | | | | | | | | | | | | └ -┴-┴-┴-┴-┴-┴- ┘ 1 2 3 4 5 6 \ \ \ \ \ ...
by Mehridian
19 Jan 2020, 19:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402519

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I think this is rubber dome. Heavy as a mechanical but it was delivered and wasn't able to open it yet. Unable to find much online or on the wiki. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Ok, here is the interior board. It is rubber dome. Any idea as to the pinout? Hewlett Packard C1404-80002 Re...
by Mehridian
01 Jan 2020, 06:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402519

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I think this is rubber dome. Heavy as a mechanical but it was delivered and wasn't able to open it yet.

Unable to find much online or on the wiki. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
by Mehridian
09 Nov 2019, 22:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: These are Alps Switches correct?
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: These are Alps Switches correct?

Thank you kindly. I want to brag, but I am over forty and most definitely did not scream "yahoo".
by Mehridian
09 Nov 2019, 22:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: These are Alps Switches correct?
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: These are Alps Switches correct?

Dunno why pic posted twice sorry.
by Mehridian
09 Nov 2019, 22:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: These are Alps Switches correct?
Replies: 3
Views: 452

These are Alps Switches correct?

Here it is.
Apple Menu Button
Apple Menu Button
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And the keyboard model
Apple Menu Button
Apple Menu Button
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They look like Alps Switches to me but I am too green still. May I have a second or 45th opinion.
by Mehridian
18 Sep 2019, 17:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Comfort Keyboard? More like passing interest turned obssession!
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Re: Comfort Keyboard? More like passing interest turned obssession!

Sorry for the lack of updates here... I just recently got one of these to work on ... so many side projects. https://imgur.com/PYCjt1M https://imgur.com/PpX0fv2 https://imgur.com/2Eiatnn An actual Keyboard attached to an awesome computer/console I can restore with a little more ease than the other. ...
by Mehridian
07 Sep 2019, 01:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Comfort Keyboard? More like passing interest turned obssession!
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Re: Comfort Keyboard? More like passing interest turned obssession!

I did make a bit of headway ... My guess is that the Zilog chip embedded on each board is the : KCPA1001KP DIP/18 8850 ZILOG 8 Z8® Plus Microcontroller IC 8-Bit 10MHz 1KB (1024 x 8) OTP The reason I believe it to be the right chip or it's successor, is that it is the only reference I could find whil...
by Mehridian
05 Sep 2019, 19:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Comfort Keyboard? More like passing interest turned obssession!
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Re: Comfort Keyboard? More like passing interest turned obssession!

Thank you kindly to all. Great Information! @Muirium Yes, there will definitely be a lot of that. I spoke with the sales rep at https://www.fentek-ind.com/ , who apparently still sell parts to the newer versions of the keyboard. She said she would include me on the email to the manufacturer to try a...
by Mehridian
05 Sep 2019, 17:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Comfort Keyboard? More like passing interest turned obssession!
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Re: Comfort Keyboard? More like passing interest turned obssession!

Fin is quite right. Step 1 is figure out what protocol the keyboard speaks. If it has Command keys (look at the original caps: Command is beside the spacebar, often both sides) then it’s going to be ADB. ADB is an oddball, Soarer’s doesn’t speak it, you’d need TMK. ADB doesn’t have separate Data an...

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